If our students only receive knowledge, we have failed. It is our conviction that we must offer opportunities for our students to take what they have learned in the classroom and apply it in how they choose to live their lives. It is not enough for us to merely hear and know the truth; as followers of Jesus, we must take the next step of obedience by allowing a biblical worldview to impact the way we live our lives.
Below are local missions efforts we offer our students and families as a school community.
Dot School Supply Bundles
Each summer, we offer our families the option to purchase a Back To School Supply Bundle through dot school supplies. A portion of each purchase helps provide financial assistance to children attending school in Haiti with But God Ministries. This is one way we can provide our families the opportunity to leverage our collective purchasing power of a normal function to have a kingdom impact.
Adoption Grants for CCS Families
We believe one incredible real-world expression of God’s family is adoption. Each Fall, CCS serves as a race sponsor for the Hearts of Compassion 5K Race held at Colonial Heights Baptist Church. This race partners with adopting families to help raise significant financial assistance for couples who are answering God’s call to adopt a child into their family. CCS Families who are in the adoption process may request to be considered for funds raised through this event, as well as other funds raised through our dot school supply bundles.
Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child is a ministry effort of Samaritan’s Purse that collects shoeboxes filled with Christmas presents and delivers them to children all over the world as an evangelism tool to share the gospel of Christ. Each November, our school gym is transformed into the Central Mississippi Collection Center for Operation Christmas Child. Our entire school helps to collect shoeboxes and delivers them to the school gym to be processed and shipped. Some of our middle school students volunteer to serve in helping organize and process deliveries that arrive to our campus from all over the state.
Retirement Home Visits
Senior citizens are often overlooked or forgotten by society at large. We know that every person is made in the image of Christ and has value. Every lower school class makes a trip to area retirement homes to perform songs and visit with residents. Our teachers are very intentional in preparing our students, and we view this as a simple way that we can be a blessing to others.
Middle School Local Missions Trips & Service Opportunities
Our Middle School grades each take one day in the semester to go and serve together with a local missions organization. Whether it is with Mission First, Mustard Seed, MadCAAP, or In His Steps, our students are afforded valuable service-learning experiences. Additionally, our students are presented volunteer opportunities to serve alongside ministries of Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church like Moses Basket, Connect 4, and Sonbeams.